Sunday, 26 July 2009

The Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne Murder Mysteries by David Roberts

I actually bought Sweet Poison, Bones of the Buried and Hollow Crown for my son in one of those bundles that The Book People do. Unfortunately at the time he was a little young for them and didn't get past the first chapter of Sweet Poison. Sometime later I picked it up and after a slow start I well and truly got into the world of Lord Edward Corinth - 1930s England, between the wars.
I love the fact that the characters get together for a confabulation, a word that is rarely used now days. Actually I think that is what I like most about these David Roberts mysteries, the settings, the time and the little snippets of history both political and social.
If you are interested you can read a synpopsis of all the books on The Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne Murder Mysteries website.


  1. Hello Carolyn! I've not been much of a blogger these last months :( Am trying to be better and am mostly on Facebook, of all things (as myself!).

    Reading If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Now, about life in LA in the 90s. It pretty well portends the whole housing catastrophy.

    I'll bookmark your new blog.

  2. The last I heard confabulation used was in a Ruyard Kipling book.

    I've just read 'The things they carried' by Tim O'Brian, Vietnam war stories, hard but beautifully written.

    A book blog is a great idea...I'll be back :)

  3. I think the last and first time I heard the word
    confabulation was in a Black Adder episode.
    I think I will order this book from the library.

  4. Ohhh congrats Carolyn on your new blog!!!I too have been thinking of moving,it sure looks great and it is very tempting to also make my move♥
    Again congrats and looking forward to many visits!
    hugs Dees

  5. Hi Carolyn! So glad Google Reader caught some of your last posts or I would have been completely baffled by your disappearance and would have had to call in some detectives... congratulations on your new blog :)

  6. Hi Carolyn,

    I love this series of books ~ I am waiting for my local library to get the latest one so that I can catch up with Lord Edward and Verity Brown's further adventures!

    Enjoy your weekend,

    Marie x